Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

Health - Physical and Mental Fitness

The Police Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic provides cops with videos, training drills and expert advice to help ensure the officer’s head is straight and body is strong. Complete physical and psychological fitness - through regular trips to the gym, five-mile runs, and conversations with the police psychologist - is critical for an officer to perform the job to maximum potential.
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Charlotte Rappley: Officer Suicide

Dave Smith interviews Charlotte Rappley about her husbands suicide and her new mission to help establish suicide awareness and prevention programs during officer training. She also takes on the tough issue of how agencies and families are caught in a tragic aftermath when a brother or sister officer takes their own life and how often surviving family members are forgotten in our own grief and confusion.

Learn more about Sgt. Mike Rappley


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LAPD SWAT may rethink training after injuries

The Daily BreezeLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department decided to change its selection... - Full Story

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Shot doesn't always equal dead

By Dick Fairburn Well, it happened. Hopefully, you prepared yourself for this eventuality and realized ... - Full Story

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Fitness with Di Naso: Prehabilitation of the Shoulders

James Di Naso gives us pointers on how to safely develop functional strength to use on the street.


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About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.

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11 N.C. airport police fail fitness test

By Bruce Siceloff The News & ObserverRALEIGH-DURHAM — Get fit or you might get fired.That's... - Full Story

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Study: More LAPD suicides than LODDs

The Associated PressLOS ANGELES - Police officers in Los Angeles are more likely to take their own life... - Full Story

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Wyo. officers learn how to deal with trauma

By Baylie Davis The Wyoming Tribune-EagleCHEYENNE — Thirteen years ago, federal officer Paul Broxterman... - Full Story

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Fitness with Di Naso: Front to Backward Lunge

James Di Naso gives us pointers on how to safely develop functional strength to use on the street.


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The Law of Exercise Specificity: Is your workout really going to help you in the field?
Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape
Winning Over Injury - A Tactically Oriented Approach to Treating Injured Officers

Visit the Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic


About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.


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Wis. mandates psych tests for new officers

The Associated Press Related: Experts look at a young officer’s murderous rampageMADISON, Wis.... - Full Story

Videos

Fitness with Di Naso: Introduction

PoliceOne’s fitness expert introduces his approach to police fitness based on the most recent research into functional strength. This is part one of 12 segments James is contributing to P1TV.


Related Stories:

The Law of Exercise Specificity: Is your workout really going to help you in the field?
Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape
Winning Over Injury - A Tactically Oriented Approach to Treating Injured Officers

Visit the Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic


About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.





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